So many times I’ve been asked what it is that a doula does?
I’ve tried several times in the past to answer but over my time actually doulaing I’ve learnt that the answer isn’t mine, it’s yours.
I can become whatever you need of me. I am simply a voice, a nominated person, for whatever your needs are.
Need to advocate your rights – yep that’s me.
Need a cup of tea- that’s me too
Need to sleep – I will hold your head
Need to cry – I will provide your shoulder
Need to be still – I will hold your space.
Whatever it is your needing or wanting or trying to create. I am there for you.
I’ve done tons of laundry, I’ve made many meals, I’ve cleaned up sick and mopped all the bodily fluids, I’ve cried with you, I’ve laughed with you, and I’ve simply just been.
A doula really is whatever you need us to be, I come to you open and honest. You invite me into your special space and I do my upmost to facilitate the birth you deserve, no matter what path that takes.
I’m a trained hypnobirthing teacher and work with essential oils and crystals to create a holistic atmosphere should you wish.
I’m happy to talk to you about your pregnancy and work with you to release and fear or trauma you may have about your birth journey.
As an antenatal teacher I can help educate you, and offer you literature for you to make informed choices.